With the rise in millennial mums and quest to add value with motherhood, work, as well as finding a balance in the changing times, New Mums Hub recently held an empowerment conference to address some of these issues.The conference with the theme: “Fostering Entrepreneurship and Innovation For Sustainable Development,” had in attendance mums from all walks of life with their infants and toddlers who were taken through various sessions as it concerns motherhood.
According to the Founder of the platform, Adedayo Tosin Olufemi, she started the group after having her baby and was confused about a lot of things. “As a new mum, I knew I needed guidance and that wasn’t locally available. This birthed the idea to start a platform to help new mums through motherhood, family life and parenting.”
The first keynote session on Motherhood, Parenting and Support Systems had the founder of His&Hers, Dr. Seun Olabode, who harped on the need to focus on training a child through discipline than punishment, “learn to maximize their strength, equip them to develop their core skills. A support system makes parenting and so we need to take care of ourselves, too, to give out our best.”
Rayo Abe of Lagos Housewife stressed on the need to accept help when it comes as it is very vital for every new mum. “After the birth of a baby, the
mum is never the same again, the healing process takes long, so to avoid postpartum depression, seek help and embrace it.”
The New Mums Hub, which is a safe haven for new mums, is an online community of over 100,000 mums coming together to help one another, learn through the eyes and experiences of the other while acting as a guard and guide for themselves.Among other activities at the event were empowerment programs for 35 mums with hands in skills on fashion designing, baking, wig making and makeup trainings.